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    Business Card Design Costing

    Hi guys, Just readjusting my pricing so that I stop doing the profession a disservice. I've been undercharging for some time and it's time to bring things in line with my skills and the wider market. How much do you charge for business card design? Do you charge extra for name changes...
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    Triple Stock Business Cards

    Thanks! I think you might have been the guy I was thinking of :) I'll likely be in touch during the week. Very admin day today. Bank account approved so lots to implement and update.
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    Triple Stock Business Cards

    Hi guys, I've been doing freelance design for some time now, and I've finally got round to launching my own business. (I also work full time so up until now, design work has been ad hoc and extra pocket money) It's an exciting time for me. Its now a limited company and I can do everything...
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    Letterpress Business Cards

    Hey guys, I'm looking for somewhere that prints letterpress business cards on behalf of a client. I've had a look into some uk companies but if anyone has some recommendations, I much prefer to go with a known good printer :) Thanks!
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    Pantone Plus series: Selling my swatches

    Hi guys, (I hope this is the right forum, please feel free to move if not) I have a set of Pantone swatches in a case that I've never really had use out of. Before I sell them on eBay, I thought I'd see if anyone here might like them. All swatches are in as-new condition and barely...
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    Dissertation Help needed - Digital Media/Communication/Design

    Some editorials are making great use of the scope of digital interactivity, adding new experience for their user, while others simply have a digital PDF on a screen that looks identical to a print copy. The difference between print and digital in this age (in my opinion) is the fact that people...
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    Dissertation Help needed - Digital Media/Communication/Design

    My dissertation was on the role of the importance of design in digital platforms, specifically intended for editorial design. This ended up evolving into a general analysis of digital vs print, followed by a deeper analysis of what makes a good user experience. The consumer expectations, and an...
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    Gold foil accents

    Thanks guys. I've talked my cousin out of foil accents for the time being and positioned that when the business takes off, she could have a redesign in the future. After looking around, it is indeed quite pricey and I was very dubious about the quality they'd be getting from Vista anyway...
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    Gold foil accents

    Update: I couldn't find any artwork specifications on the vistaprint website regarding the foil accenting regarding their requirements for the mask file. Their process states that the foil accent is printed underneath ink, with ink layer on top. I phoned them therefore to determine whether I...
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    Gold foil accents

    Hi guys, I know this is a big no no and had I the choice, I wouldn't be using them. But I was wondering if anyone has any experience with vista prints foil accents? I'm doing a free job for my cousin who's just got married, and this is going to be part of his wedding gift. However, the...
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    Print Ready Screen Printing advice...

    Being new to freelancing, I think I have a lot of missing practical information that you just don't learn at University. University is great for creative thinking, but not great when it comes to setting you up for dealing with clients, the business side of things, and dealing with printers of...
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    Print Ready Screen Printing advice...

    Thanks for your replies, I'm quite familiar with screen printing but only through university. I'd imagine professional workflows will be slightly different. I've rang around a few places this morning and they're all happy with PDFs with no colour assignment nor bleed edges to account for...
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    Print Ready Screen Printing advice...

    Hi guys, I have some questions regarding setting up print ready files for screen printing. I'm currently in the process of converting 30 illustrations into Illustrator to clean up and print ready. I've read quite a few articles, but they all seem a little different. I've also checked some...
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    Declaring extra income

    Thanks Dave L, I agree, ringing them would give me the best information. Thanks, Oph
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    Declaring extra income

    Just to clarify, if I were to declare myself as self employed - would tax then cease to come out of my monthly PAYE requiring me to pay in a separate (not out of PAYE) way after filling a self assessment? I think I may offer two additional designs free of charge for a trade off in some income...
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